38 Mapo Tofu

Nancy Chung


Classic tofu recipe!

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20 Min
10 Min


1 box
box soft tofu
1 tsp
black bean
1 stalk(s)
green onion chopped
4 oz
ground pork
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
soy sauce
2 c
of water
2 Tbsp
white wine
1 tsp
chili bean paste
2 tsp
corn starch
1 tsp
chili power
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1 tsp
chili oil

How to Make 38 Mapo Tofu


  • 1In boiling water add a little salt and quickly cook the tofu. Leave in boiling water for few seconds. Remove and set aside.
  • 2In a pain heat up some oil and add peppercorns. Let the peppercorns infuse the oil for the spicy pepper flavor. Remove peppercorn and keep the oil in the pain.
  • 3Marinate the ground pork with 1 teaspoon of water ,a pinch of pepper powder,1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix well
  • 4Using the same oil as earlier cook the ginger and garlic. Once the ginger and garlic is cooked at the chili bean sauce and black bean.
  • 5Then add ground pork ,chili bean paste ,black bean white wine and saute. Cook partially, remove and set aside.
  • 6In the same pan, add the tofu and 2 bowls of hot water. One water is boiled, add the ground pork, chili powder or paprika, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a little sugar.
  • 7Create a corn starch mixture with water and add that to the pan. Then add pepper, pour a little sesame oil, stir well and put into a crockpot. Broil till the sauce thickens and then add chili and chopped green onions.

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About 38 Mapo Tofu

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian